to be a reasonable explanation that they were used for religious ceremonies
connected with the stone ' fonts'. The identification of ' holy-water
Fig. 14. Stone Lamps : a i, 2, Purple Gypsum; b, Black Steatite;
c, Purple Gypsum (see Arch, lix, p. 150, Fig. 127).
sprinklers' akin to the aspergilla of Roman Pontifices and to those used
by the early Christian Church in a series of Minoan representations 1 has
1 See Vol. ii, Pt. II, p. 792 seqq.